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12/10/18 7:00 pm
All lovers of Scripture have reason to celebrate this day. Damasus was the pope who commissioned Saint Jerome to translate the Scriptures into Latin, ...Read More
12/09/18 7:00 pm
He was just standing there, not doing anything special. As a Syrian priest he must have felt a little out of place among the Roman people mourning ...Read More
12/08/18 7:00 pm
Saint Juan Diego was born in 1474 as Cuauhtlatoatzin, a native to Mexico. He became the first Roman Catholic indigenous saint from the ...Read More
12/11/18 2:00 am
And More on 'Healing Masses'
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12/10/18 12:47 pm
In Message to International Conference, Pontiff Makes Urgent Appeal to those with Institutional Responsibilities
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12/10/18 12:45 pm
Youth Involvement Gives Hope for Future
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12/10/18 2:24 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/EPABy Junno Arocho EstevesVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The lives of 19 religious men and women martyred during the Algerian civil war are a testament to God's plan of love and peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, Pope Francis said.
In a message read Dec. 8 at the beatification Mass for the six women religious and 13 clerics, Pope Francis said it was a time for Catholics in Algeria and around the world to celebrate the martyrs' commitment to peace, but it was also a time to remember the sacrifices made by all Algerians during the bloody war.Read More
12/10/18 2:14 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican MediaBy Cindy WoodenROME (CNS) -- Pope Francis made surprise visits Dec. 7 and 8 to people receiving medical care far from their homes, to a dozen intellectually challenged young people and to the staff of a major Rome newspaper.
The late-afternoon visits Dec. 7 to the CasAmica residence for families with a member needing long-term medical care far from home and to Il Ponte e l'Albero, a therapeutic rehabilitation home, were part of the pope's continuing "Mercy Friday" activities.Read More
12/08/18 3:23 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul HaringBy Cindy WoodenROME (CNS) -- In the heart of Rome, near streets of fancy shops already blinged out for Christmas shopping, Pope Francis prayed for Romans struggling to survive and for families in the city and around the world who face the same lack of welcome that Mary and Joseph experienced.
The pope concluded his public celebration of the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, by making the traditional papal visit to a statue of Mary erected in Rome's historic center to honor Catholic teaching that Mary was conceived without sin.Read More